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FDBK Ep. 018 – That Good Ish with DJ Digg


Austin born and raised Gerald Hayes aka DJ Digg with Table Manners Crew and Head Of The Tables (HOTT) Bookings talks about: What and who inspired me to become a DJ His DJ beginnings around Austin His participation in Table Manners Crew Starting his own agency HOTT Bookings His collaboration with Vinyl Room  DJ Digg:    Use the Nitewire (Live Chat) ...

FDBK Ep. 017 – QD and Fideo Work Door, Bar and Turntables


Randy McGraw aka DJ QD and Robert Vasquez aka DJ Fideo have both worked as door guys, bartenders and DJs. They talk about: How they started in the industry What inspired them to become DJs and how their first gig went How they consume music Some of things they had to deal with as bartenders/door guys Keep up with them: ...

FDBK Ep. 015 – Girls On Decks With I Wanna Be Her & Kay Cali


Ericka Herod aka DJ I Wanna Be Her and Kayleen Nelson aka DJ Kay Cali from the Royal Commission talk about: Their backgrounds as a DJ and how they got their name Their style and how they consume music The Royal Commission Being a female DJ in a male-dominated industry Keep up with them: DJ I Wanna Be Her:    1st Wednesday ...

FDBK Ep. 013 – DJ Orion Does And Plays It All


DJ Orion, Master General of the DJ Collective Peligrosa, talks about: How he started DJing and his roots in the Latin culture His DJing style and his process when rocking a crowd Peligrosa, its inception, the members and their style Click here to watch the City of Austin announces Peligrosa Day (butchering their names) and they do a short performance of ...

FDBK Ep. 011 – Mike Swing and Protege Go Way Bak


Jason Hernandez a.k.a. DJ Protege and Michael Williams a.k.a. DJ Mike Swing talk about: How they started DJing: radio debut, the origin of their DJ name, their 1st gig, Red Fez and Barcelona Their different styles of DJing Their take on song requests and crowd pleasing Stories from back in the days KrackerNutzz, Booth Pimps and New Jack Swing Keep up ...

FDBK Ep. 007: Go Go Garcia Keeps Going


Jose Garcia a.k.a. DJ Go Go Garcia talks about: How he got started DJing with House and Techno (as a Hip Hop head) and where the name Go Go Garcia comes from. His thoughts regarding song requests. How he developed Sundays at Dirty Bills. His Off The Wall event along with DJ Bird Peterson for vinyl enthusiasts and Service Industry people. ...

FDBK Ep. 005: DJ Mel, The President’s DJ


One of Austin’s favorite DJs, DJ Mel, talks about: His passion for music and what led him to DJing How Nasty’s started His take on song requests His experience DJing for President Obama Be sure to go check him out at Nasty’s (36th/Guadeloupe) every Monday. E-mail your name at for free entry for 11pm. Follow him on Twitter at @djmel, ...

FDBK Ep. 002: A Kid Named Slyce


DJ Kid Slyce from Table Manners Crew, Applied Pressure, New Jack Swing and many more projects talks about: His passion for DJing and how it came about The role of the DJ: Introduce new music VS. Play to the crowd Song requests & pet peeves We played a game of Instant FeedBak (Word Association) Keep up with him on Twitter: @KidSlyce, ...

More Than Pizza: Applying Basic Business Principles to the DJ/Entertainment Industry Part III

There's always a bachelorette party that wants to hear Pony.

This is last installment of DJ Bobby West's series about the DJ/Entertainment industry. Make sure to read Part 1 and Part 2. Are you tired of eating pizza every night?

A Song Request Gone Wrong, But Right


We all know that if there’s one thing that DJs really don’t like, it’s song requests. Of course, there are do’s and don’ts when it comes to getting your favorite song played. If you haven’t read DJ Bobby West’s guide to requesting songs, you should definitely check it out. It’s one thing if the request makes sense and goes along ...

More Than Pizza: Applying Basic Business Principles to the DJ/Entertainment Industry Part II


DJ Bobby West shares his thoughts on the DJ/entertainment industry regarding the selection of music that is provided at bars/clubs. As he explained in Part I, from a business standpoint, it is good practice to provide patrons with other music than Top 40 (i.e. pizza). In Part II, he takes his analogy with the food industry further and gives advice on how to improve the nightlife experience: what to look for when booking a DJ, maintain consistency in your brand, and build a variety.

More Than Pizza: Applying Basic Business Principles to the DJ/Entertainment Industry Part I


All restaurants are Taco Bell (Not really, but maybe you catch my reference?) Imagine, for a few seconds, that you move away from Austin for a year and then return. On the drive back, you think of all the restaurants you’ve been craving for the past year, but when you get back to Austin, you discover something curious. Your favorite ...

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